The 6 km of coastline at Altea consists of cliffs alternating with shingled bathing areas. Altea beaches are mostly pebbles, and are not the sandy beaches of the south Costa Blanca and Alicante, but they offer great views and quiet little corners to sun yourself.
Altea ends in the 'Mascarat point' and the Sierra de Bernia, where the La Barreta, La Solsida and La Galera shingled coves are located.
The Playa de Cap Negret, north of Altea, is a shingled beach ending in a small cove with black pebbles called the 'Cala del Soio', is located to the north. L'Olla is another much-frequented beach opposite a small island of the same name.
Playa de la Roda is located adjacent to the old town centre.
Along the yacht harbor you will find the beaches of Pueblo Macarat and the Club Nautica
The main beach, Playa de Cap Blanc, is to the south and runs into Albir's beach. The Playa de Albir, the beach of the increasingly popular town Albir (about 3 km South of Altea).
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